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Recent Research on the Economics of Patents

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  • Bronwyn H. Hall

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    ( Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94708
    Department of Economics, University of Maastricht, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
    National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
    Institute for Fiscal Studies, WC1E 7AE London, United Kingdom)

  • Dietmar Harhoff

    ()
    ( INNO-tec, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, D-80539 München, Germany
    6Centre for Economic Policy Research, EC1V 3PZ London, United Kingdom)

Abstract

This review surveys recent research on the economics of patents. The topics covered include theoretical and empirical evidence on patents as incentives for innovation, the effectiveness of patents for invention disclosure, patent valuation, and the design of patent systems. We also look at some current policy areas, including software and business method patents, university patenting, and the growth in patent litigation.

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Article provided by Annual Reviews in its journal Annual Review of Economics.

Volume (Year): 4 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (07)
Pages: 541-565

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Keywords: IPR; licensing; innovation; disclosure; litigation; invention;

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  1. Philippe Aghion & Stefan Bechtold & Lea Cassar & Holger Herz, 2014. "The Causal Effects of Competition on Innovation: Experimental Evidence," NBER Working Papers 19987, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Christian Le Bas & Julien Pénin, 2014. "Patents and innovation : Are the brakes broken, or how to restore patents’ dynamic efficiency ?," Working Papers of BETA 2014-02, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
  3. Heger, Diana & Zaby, Alexandra K., 2013. "A look at both sides of the coin: Investigating the protective and the disclosure effect of patenting," ZEW Discussion Papers 13-048, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  4. Dr Chiara Rosazza Bondibene, 2012. "A Study of Patent Thickets," NIESR Discussion Papers 11129, National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
  5. Dan Andrews & Chiara Criscuolo, 2013. "Knowledge-Based Capital, Innovation and Resource Allocation," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 1046, OECD Publishing.
  6. Erkan Gürpinar, 2013. "Organizational Forms in the Knowledge Economy: A Comparative Institutional Analysis," Department of Economics University of Siena 679, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
  7. David S. Abrams & Ufuk Akcigit & Jillian Popadak, 2013. "Patent Value and Citations: Creative Destruction or Strategic Disruption?," NBER Working Papers 19647, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  8. Zaby, Alexandra K. & Heger, Diana, 2013. "The strategic use of fuzziness in patent specifications," ZEW Discussion Papers 13-043, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  9. Nahoko Mitsuyama, 2013. "Stock Market Reaction to Patent Value in Japan: an Event Study Analysis," Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology, ScientificPapers.org, vol. 3(6), pages 12, December.

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